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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

WWF response to EU climate change agreement

24 October 2014

Today the European Council agreed a 2030 climate and energy framework with the headline targets of at least 40% greenhouse reductions, at least 27% renewable energy and 27% energy savings. In doing so EU leaders have missed the opportunity to build a better future for European citizens, ignoring the significant gains to their well-being that greater ambition would yield. By slowing down the pace of EU action, the Council has also aimed well below what is expected of Europe internationally. Read WWF response to EU climate change agreement

WWF Cymru: Welsh Government climate plans lack detail

22 October 2014

Responding to today’s statement by Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources, on the Welsh Government’s Climate Change Strategy, Jessica McQuade, WWF Cymru Policy and Advocacy Officer said:  Read WWF Cymru: Welsh Government climate plans lack detail

WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change

22 October 2014

WWF’s latest energy report ‘Warm homes, not warm words’  highlights how the opportunity to create warm, affordable low-carbon homes and workplaces is at risk unless the Government takes action to tackle the carbon emissions from heating our homes and businesses.  Read WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change

Thailand in the spotlight over national plan to control ivory trade

08 October 2014

Gland, Switzerland: Thailand’s national ivory action plan submitted on 30 September to a global wildlife trade body is unlikely to satisfy the international community’s requirements for urgent action on the country’s illegal ivory trade, says WWF.  Read Thailand in the spotlight over national plan to control ivory trade

Nationwide search for the UK’s green hidden heroes

07 October 2014

In the run up to WWF’s Earth Hour - taking place on Saturday 28th March 2015 - WWF and People’s Postcode Lottery have today launched a nationwide search to find inspirational people who are making a real difference for our planet.   Read Nationwide search for the UK’s green hidden heroes

With wildlife populations cut in half, governments need to redouble efforts

06 October 2014

Gland, Switzerland: A status report on biodiversity protection efforts shows that serious action is required to reduce pressures on natural systems and prevent continued decline of wildlife. The report was released on Monday at the opening meeting of the Convention of Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Read With wildlife populations cut in half, governments need to redouble efforts

Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

29 September 2014

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, as recorded by WWF's WWF's Living Planet Report 2014 and measured by the Living Planet Index. Wildlife's continued decline highlights the urgent need for sustainable solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on our natural resources, according to the report released today. Read Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

26 September 2014

British businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries are among the first UK firms committing to responsible forest trade to help end deforestation around the world with a shift to 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Read Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

24 September 2014

WWF-UK’s Chief Executive David Nussbaum who is attending the UN Climate Summit said: Read WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

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